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Rising Stars Challenge: John Collins and Taurean Prince take Los Angeles

The Hawks have two representatives in Los Angeles.

Atlanta Hawks v Charlotte Hornets Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

John Collins and Taurean Prince will be taking the floor in Los Angeles on Friday evening as participants in the 2018 Mountain Dew Kickstart Rising Stars Challenge. While the game is best known for its highlights and lack of defense (much like Sunday’s All-Star Game), it is certainly an honor for the young duo to represent the Atlanta Hawks and there will be a bit of extra attention locally as a result.

Below you will find all of the pertinent information for the contest and this can be considered an “open thread” for the evening to discuss what transpires. Be civil to one another in the comments and let’s enjoy the spectacle together.

World Team

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (Kings)
  • Dillon Brooks (Grizzlies)
  • Joel Embiid (76ers)
  • Buddy Hield (Kings)
  • Lauri Markkanen (Bulls)
  • Jamal Murray (Nuggets)
  • Frank Ntilikina (Knicks)
  • Domantas Sabonis (Pacers)
  • Dario Saric (76ers)
  • Ben Simmons (76ers)

U.S. Team

  • Lonzo Ball (Lakers) - Injured
  • Malcolm Brogdon (Bucks) - Injured
  • Jaylen Brown (Celtics)
  • John Collins (Hawks)
  • Kris Dunn (Bulls)
  • Brandon Ingram (Lakers)
  • Kyle Kuzma (Lakers)
  • Donovan Mitchell (Jazz)
  • Dennis Smith, Jr. (Mavericks)
  • Jayson Tatum (Celtics)
  • Taurean Prince (Hawks)
  • De’Aaron Fox (Kings)

Game Info

Game Date/Time: Friday, February 16, 9:00 pm ET

Location: STAPLES Center

TV: TNT, TNT Overtime

Radio: None